Chancellor Urges Students to Align With the Truth and Embrace Godliness
As the 2015/2016 academic session begins, the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor have encouraged the returning students to love God genuinely, embrace godliness and adhere to the university’s core values because that is the best way to live a life of impact.
The Chancellor, Dr. David Oyedepo emphasised that it is impossible for a man to love God and be directionless and unfulfilled in life; He will eventually become a pathfinder, pacesetter and trail blazer in a nation that needs high quality graduates who are solution providers.
Speaking of the benefits of walking in God’s love, the Chancellor noted that any man, who walks in His love, will obey His word which is the truth. The knowledge of the truth brings triumph over darkness.
The Chancellor said that God’s truth is eternal and it is independent of anyone’s belief. He added that walking in truth empowers an individual for exploits in life and to triumph over life’s challenges. He therefore, encouraged the students to commit their lives to God and make right choices by aligning with God’s truth in order to fulfil their purpose and destiny.
In addition, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo, urged the students to embrace godliness in order to maximise their destinies. He stated that godliness is a key attribute needed in nation building. He made reference to a quote from the Chancellor which states “There is no substitute for godliness if you seek to maximize your destiny on earth.”
He affirmed that Covenant University students have potential that is vital to the growth and development of Nigeria, adding that the university would also assist in building the nation by engaging in product development. He added that research would play a key role in providing solutions to real life problems which in turn would lead to the production of marketable products.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Taiwo Abioye appreciated God for His faithfulness towards the students during the vacation period. She encouraged the students to embrace the core values of responsibility and integrity as they embark on the journey of this new session.